Monday, June 07, 2004

Getting Out of Town

I'll be taking a break for a few days, heading up to Austin for a change of scenery and do some visiting with a great group of catalogers. Postings may be few or none for the next few days. So, I'm posting a poll. The results should change, even if nothing else here does.

The poll is about the detailed date in the 008 field. How often do you use it? I always use a detailed date, if the information is available. I'm of the opinion that it is easier to include information when cataloging the first time rather than adding it later. The addition of the month of publication only requires a couple extra keystrokes, yet it seems to be added only very infrequently. I'm not sure how many systems can use the information. Leave comments here and take the poll to the right.

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